Our Hearts as Church Techs

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I’ve heard a lot of talk recently about issues relating to our hearts and wanted to address this head-on.

We are born into a war zone, pure and simple. This is the ancient and ongoing war of the ages that has been raging for centuries in the unseen world of the spiritual realm. It began, as we all know, by Lucifer and his angels and has enveloped everything we know, including us. And the prize is our hearts. The entire temptation in Eden, and even the converting of a 1/3 of the angels in heaven, was based on one premise: that God cannot be trusted.

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Unmark: Do Something with Your Bookmarks

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How many bookmarks do you have? For some of us, we collect bookmarks like some kind of obsessed Beanie Babies collector. While I have a few different strategies in how I manage my bookmarks, clip content to blog about or collect links to read later, I am always on the lookout for something better. That […]

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Best April Fool’s Prank Ever? [Video]

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My heart is in youth ministry which means I can exegete with the best of them, I am there to sit down with teenagers who are struggling with finding their identity, and I can work with parents who feel helpless communicating with their children. Yet I have a humorous side that always comes out when […]

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Using Caution with Social Media

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Social media is but a form of communication for us to be able to engage people in a different medium where people are. When used well, this web application can be the instrument of major success with increased attendance at your events, more visibility for your church, and clever ways to celebrate your staff, volunteers, […]

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Church Podcasting in 7 Steps [Infographic]

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I am a big fan of podcasts and I recently relaunched my podcast.  I used to think creating a podcast was a complicated process, but after helping a pastor friend create a podcast in less than a week I decided to break the process down into 7 actionable steps:

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Decimate Writer’s Block: Never Run Out of Blogger Fuel

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You are sitting at your desk staring at a blank screen. A deadline is looming and your to-do list is growing like a hoarder’s collection of newspapers. You put your hands on the keyboard and lightly tap your fingers in hopes that somehow words will appear on the page in coherent sentences. Nothing happens. Nothing. There […]

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The Art and Science of Combining Fonts [Infographic]

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This year I’ve had a crash course in fonts. Instead of teaching video, I am teaching Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. I find that most people are like me and don’t know much about fonts, but they do know what fonts they like and that fonts can make or break a creative project. In  my […]

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Designing Your Church Website for the Unchurched

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I recently finished reading the book Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley. The main premise of his book is about “Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend”, which just happens to be his tagline for the book. After reading it, I was really challenged to see how we could relate that to our church websites. What would […]

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Tech Wreck Tuesday #19: No More Juice

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I have no doubt that you have had situations where you had no more power in your phone’s battery at some point in your life. How are you going to send out that next tweet? The Angry Birds need you to fight those pigs! Without a phone, how will you document your life on Instagram […]

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